A lot of what we are eating off of popular food trucks these days — grilled cheese sandwiches and brownies — is comfort food. Now After School Special has taken the concept to its natural conclusion and offers after-school treats like apple slices and sloppy joes. Friends James and James have been operating the truck from their home base in Burbank for about 7 months. As James 1 explains it, “We wanted to elevate home cooking, while making restaurant cooking more accessable.” He then made a hand gesture that showed the two things coming together and meeting in the middle.
They have an extremely eye-catching logo that is reminiscent of 1940s happy housewife advertising. James 2 explained that it was based on his mom, who had been a schoolteacher. We tried their mac and cheese, which was perfection, and a more grown-up chicken sandwich. We expect they will have a large following, as they appeal to actual kids as well as the biggest kids of all, late night drunk people.